The Great Gilly Hopkins
By Katherine Paterson
Current & Digital Publisher: HarperCollins
Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up
Children’s Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:
- Myron Levoy for Alan and Naomi
- Arnold Lobel for Frog and Toad Are Friends
- Katherine Paterson for The Great Gilly Hopkins
- Maurice Sendak for Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life
Children’s Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Madeleine L'Engle for A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan W. Blos won the Newbery Medal.
won the National Book Award for Children’s Literature twice: in
1977 for the hardcover edition of The
and in 1979 for the hardcover edition of The
Great Gilly Hopkins. She
was also a Finalist in 1981 for the hardcover edition of Jacob
Have I Loved
and in 1982 for the paperback edition of The
Master Puppeteer and
the paperback edition of Jacob
Have I Loved..
Jacob Have I Loved also
won the Newbery Medal.
In 2014 The Great Gilly Hopkins will be turned into a movie starring Kathy Bates and Danny Glover. The screenplay was written by Paterson’s son, David Paterson.
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